Journaling With God
Journaling is a powerful and very effective way to record your thoughts and feelings, and most importantly, to connect with God. There are no rules as to how often or how much you should journal. Journaling is a constructive and therapeutic way to relieve stress and anxiety.
Getting it all down on paper can give you a completely different perspective on things. Writing in your journal can be an incredibly useful tool to help you understand yourself and the world around you. A reflective journal is a perfect place to write about a positive or negative event you experienced, and what you may have learned from that experience. If this is a new concept for you, I want to encourage you not to be afraid to try. As with anything new, to get the most benefits, you need practice. This may mean that you’ll need to force yourself to write at times, but after a while, it will become second nature.
Journaling is also the perfect place to talk to God, ask him questions, prayerfully listen, and write down what He’s communicating with you.
You can start by choosing one question a day from the list below and write down what He shows you. His answer may come as a picture, a song lyric, or a scripture verse. And in a spirit of gratitude, make sure to thank God for communicating with you.
How do you see me when you look at me, Lord?
What are some of the things you like about me, Lord?
When you look into my future, what are the things that make you excited for me?
Is there any particular lie that I still believe that you would like to bring to my attention today, Lord?
What words of encouragement do you have for me today, Lord?
Can you please teach me how to say yes to you, Lord, trusting that you will provide all that I need?
Please help me believe that broken people like me are precisely the people you want to use to accomplish your will and to help others heal.